Groups Disagree on Farming Participation to Reduce Lake Erie Algae

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC and ONN) – Algae buildup in Lake Erie from nutrient runoff from farming.

Are things improving?

The Ohio Farm Bureau says its members have responded well to the H-2-Ohio program.

But the group Lake Erie Advocates says 85-percent of the phosphorous in the lake is coming from agriculture.

Mike Ferner with the group does admit that larger “factory” farms are heavily using fertilizer.

The farm bureau says they are pushing their members up the conservation ladder.